D’Arenberg - ‘The Money Spider’ - Roussanne 2017
d'Arenberg planted Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne in the mid 1990's, and the first crop of Roussanne from the 2000 vintage was covered in a sea of tiny "Money Spiders" (Erigoninae). Popular belief is that kindness to these little creatures will bring good luck, hopefully in the form of money. Being a nature-lover and slightly superstitious, Chester refrained from sending the spiders to their death. Hence the first release of Roussanne was from the 2001 vintage, by which time the Money Spiders had learned their lesson and moved from the vineyard to the surrounding bushland. The nose exhibits a whole array of characters from stone fruits and tropical notes through to nuttiness and an ever so delicate hint of Indian spice. The palate is robust! A luscious mix of pulpy fruit, green mango and papaya. These full flavours gently give way to honey blossom nuances and savoury pistachio notes which linger to a very long finish, adding refinement to the palate.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Fermentation is long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit characters, and is conducted in stainless steel tanks. Only free-run juice is used for the final wine, with no malolactic fermentation.
Delivered as part of a case of 6 minimum in Darlington and surrounding area for FREE and with 10% off £50 or more, mixable using code LIC9YZEM
Delivered to: Darlington and surrounding villages, Newton Aycliffe, School Aycliffe, Durham.